Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 77

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES low the standard of practice of the profession and that Dr. Shiozaki demonstrated a lack of knowledge on the safe storage of opioids, specifically injectable Demerol. INTERIM UNDERTAKING On April 3, 2017, following the referral of the al- legations in this matter to the Discipline Committee, Dr. Shiozaki voluntarily entered into an undertaking, agreeing that he would not prescribe narcotic drugs, narcotic preparations, controlled drugs, benzodiaz- epines and other targeted substances and monitored drugs. In addition, Dr. Shiozaki undertook to cease to provide injections except as expressly provided. ORDER The Committee ordered: a six-month suspension of Dr. Shiozaki’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; and a number of terms, conditions and limitations on his certificate of registration. The terms, conditions and limitations include: a restriction from prescribing narcotics and controlled drugs; performing only those injections expressly provided in the Order; devoting a day to observ- ing injections performed by an anesthesiologist in a hospital-based pain clinic focusing on the types of injections he is permitted to perform; six months supervision; and a reassessment within six months of the end of supervision. Dr. Shiozaki was also ordered to pay costs of $5,500. For complete details, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Shiozaki waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. PAUL KING SHUEN PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto AREA OF PRACTICE: Obstetrics/Gynecology HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Contested Penalty On April 12, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Shuen committed an act of professional misconduct in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and engaged in an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reason- ably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishon- ourable or unprofessional. The Committee also found that Dr. Shuen is incompetent. Dr. Shuen is an obstetrician/gynecologist with a subspecialty in gynecologic oncology. In September 2016, the College appointed investigators to review Dr. Shuen's practice, following receipt of a letter from the hospital dated August 2016, notifying that Dr. Shuen had decided to retire from his hospital practice after meeting with hospital staff to discuss concerns relating to his practice. BACKGROUND In February 2013, the hospital was informed that a nurse found "a powdery tablet" in a patient's vagina that looked like prostin/misoprostol, a medication used to induce uterine contractions and labour. There were no orders for this medication in the chart. Dr. Shuen denied any knowledge of it. The substance found in Dr. Shuen's patient in February 2013 was not retained for analysis. In August 2015, the hospital was informed again that a nurse found a white powdery-tablet in the vagina of a patient. The substance was collected but no analysis was done at that time. Dr. Shuen denied any knowledge of the substance found in the pa- tient's vagina. He denied ever placing any medication in the patient's vagina and stated he had never done this before. Dr. Shuen was advised by the hospital that should the hospital find out that Dr. Shuen had placed a medication used to induce labour in a patient's vagina in his office, especially without ISSUE 4, 2018 DIALOGUE 77